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“Hugely interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gearannan Blackhouse Village

Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Carloway, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Hugely interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Well it wasn't overpriced when we went and I'm tempted to write a whole separate review for the cafe food which was of excellent quality. The village is a must as an insight into how the islanders lived – and until very recently, 1974 being the last. The loom demonstrations and the peat digging really put you back in time. The black houses are decorated so as to feel as if someone was still living there; with the smell of the peat fire and no outside light it must have made for robust residents. And some black houses are available to rent! Makes you wonder what the people complaining were expecting? Rollercoasters?

Visited June 2012
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

A great insight into life in a historical village. It has a fully operational tweed loom demonstrated on site...though the operator should cheer up! This would be a great place to stay. The only negative was the very expensive food and drink...very nice though in the cafe.

Visited July 2011
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Leeds
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Expectations were high that we would visit something of interest with lots about the history. It really had nothing, was disappointing and was over priced.

Visited June 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Not so distant past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Lived there until the 50's .. well worth a visit Walk up behind for a wonderful view and if you have the time do the walk to the neighboring village

Visited May 2012
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Amazing insight to Island life and housing.

Well worth a visit and I believe you can even book to stat here..


Must see attraction along with other Isle of Harris & Lewis attractions..!!

Visited April 2012
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